Topaz is a crystal of Truth and forgiving. It is a symbol of chastity, happiness, true friendship and hope. It helps us to find our true purpose and destiny. The topaz crystal is able to make us more aware of our thoughts, feelings and actions, and of their karmic effects. As such, it is able to activate our Cosmic awareness. By removing the stagnant energies, it directs the body energy to those places where it is most needed. The topaz healing abilities are connected to spiritual and physical rejuvenation. It releases tension and promotes feelings of joy and happiness.
The color of topaz
Topaz, as it comes in its purest form, is a transparent stone. But in Nature we can rarely find pure topaz without impurities. The impurities present within the crystal lattice are responsible for the various coloration of this stone. The typical topaz crystals are yellow or of vine color, but they can also be white, gray, golden, green, blue, pink, reddish, transparent, or semi-transparent. When irradiated, topaz can change its color to blue, starting from light blue shades up to dark, almost electric blue nuances. The deep golden-yellow topaz is known as imperial topaz. The transparent topaz is often called white or clear topaz.
Notable occurrences and crystal properties
One can find topaz on many locations around the world, such as the Ural mountains in Russia, in Afghanistan, Check Republic, Germany, Norway, Pakistan, Italy, Sweden, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, and, of course, in the USA. This stone is a silicate material made out of aluminum, silicon and fluorine. It crystallizes into the orthorhombic group of crystals, and is often terminated by pyramids. The name topaz is believed to originate from the Greek word for one of the ancient island in the Red Sea - Topazios, famous for the yellow stones excavated there, which is now believed to be chrysolite gemstone (a variation of yellow olivine), not topaz at all. Actually, up to the classical times, the name topaz was used to designate any for of yellow stone.
History, meaning and healing abilities of topaz stones
Topaz is one of the twelve stones in the breastplate of the ancient Hebrew High Priests, which is mentioned in the Book of Exodus. It is believed that the stones of the breastplate together with 12 powerful Angels protect the door to Heaven.
Topaz helps in establishing a practical point of view when it comes to life in general. It is thought to be able to point in the direction of the most practical solution to any problem or situation. It helps us to walk the distance between point A and point B in our everyday life without loosing time. Topaz can help us in our daily meditation and visualization. It can open us towards the universal energy and give us new courage, will and strength to make the necessary changes in our lives. Topaz crystal, especially of high purity and transparency, is a carrier of solar or male energy. With its help we can open and balance a number of energy centers - chakras.
Topaz is a powerful stone for strengthening the whole physical body. It balances, soothes and cleanses emotions and thoughts, releases stress, and brings joy. In spiritual sense this stone brings love and peace. As a healing stone it can help with blood disorders, promotes rejuvenation, and helps in curing endocrine problems, thrombosis and asthma.
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thanks for information,kindly tell how it effacts chakras
Regarding the topaz-chakras connection, Yellow Topaz is great for the Solar Plexus Chakra, while
transparent Topaz would resonate more strongly with the crown chakra.
Thanks, but do you know what the crystal shape of the yellow topaz is???
Yellow Topaz is no different than any other type of Topaz with respect to its crystal shape. All Topaz crystals have an Othorhombic (two pyramids stuck together) shape.
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Puneet Jani says:
Get me some information of BLUE TOPAZ regarding the effect on Metaphysical body meditation.
Puneet, what do you mean by metaphysical body meditation?
I have Pink topaz necklace and earings. What special effects does pink topaz hold? Thank you for your page I enjoy reading all you write. I am very interested in all of this.
We really appreciate your kind words. As for the pink color in topaz stones, it is believed to promote the spiritual qualities of hope and faith, as well as
encourage spiritual connection.
I am concerned about whether the irradiation process can affect the energy of the stone and its healing properties, I just picked out an engagement ring with blue topaz
and became kind of worried and upset when I realized the gem had been irradiated, please kindly share your thoughts on this matter... Thank you!
Unfortunatelly, virtually all deep blue topaz stones you can find on the markets today are irradiated. In nature, blue topaz stones are not that attractive and
are usually found in pale-blue nuances. You can read here about the two main irradiation procedures used today
to produce deep blue color in topaz. As for the energy of the stone, even though we have no proof we tend to believe that all sorts of man-made interventions diminish
the energy field of the natural crystals and stones, which should not concern you too much in this particular case (due to lack of choice).
How can you be sure that you are purchasing a pure natural topaz ring? My husband just gave me a very light color gray, nearly white with a barely blue tone ring. Would a jeweler know?
Thanks for hour help. I could use some balance.
Thanks for dropping by and yes, a jeweler will definitely know. That's the best way to make sure you have the real thing, in case you have any doubts.
Today I found a pure topaz laying I alone on the pavement after a rainfall.... It felt meant for me I have no idea where it came from?.... Any comments...